Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Animal Feed Reform and Other Measures) Regulation 2015

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00247

 
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Animal Feed Reform and Other Measures) Regulation 2015
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 5, 2015
I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.
Dated 26 February 2015
Peter Cosgrove
Governor‑General
By His Excellency’s Command
Barnaby Joyce
Minister for Agriculture
  
  
Contents
1............ Name................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1
Schedule 1—Amendments relating to animal feed reform                           3
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                      3
Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the Rotterdam Convention        20
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995 20
Schedule 3—Technical amendments                                                                        21
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995                    21
 
1  Name
                   This is the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Animal Feed Reform and Other Measures) Regulation 2015.
2  Commencement
                   Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.
 
Commencement information

Column 1
Column 2

Provisions
Commencement

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this instrument not elsewhere covered by this table
The day after this instrument is registered.

2.  Schedule 1
5 March 2015.

3.  Schedules 2 and 3
The day after this instrument is registered.

 
3  Authority
                   This instrument is made under the following Acts:
                     (a)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992;
                     (b)  the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.
4  Schedules
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments relating to animal feed reform
  
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995
1  Subregulation 8(2)
After “listed in”, insert “Division 3.1 of”.
2  At the end of Division 9.1 of Part 9
Add:
69AAA  Disclosure of information given with applications under these Regulations
             (1)  Section 162 of the Code applies, with the modifications set out in this regulation:
                     (a)  in relation to the disclosure of information, about an ingredient in a substance or in a mixture of substances, that is given to the APVMA in connection with an application under these Regulations—as if:
                              (i)  the ingredient were an active constituent for a proposed or existing chemical product; and
                             (ii)  subparagraphs (3)(a)(i) and (ii) of that section were omitted; and
                     (b)  in relation to the disclosure of information, about a substance or a mixture of substances, that is given to the APVMA in connection with an application under these Regulations—as if:
                              (i)  the substance or mixture were a chemical product; and
                             (ii)  subparagraphs (3)(b)(i) and (ii) of that section were omitted; and
                     (c)  if either paragraph (a) or (b) of this subregulation applies—as if subsections (11), (13) and (13A) of that section were omitted.
             (2)  The maximum penalty for an offence committed against subsection 162(1), (8) or (9) of the Code, as those subsections apply under subregulation (1), is 50 penalty units.
             (3)  For subregulation (1), a reference in section 162 of the Code to confidential commercial information is taken to be a reference to:
                     (a)  a trade secret relating to the substance, mixture or ingredient; or
                     (b)  any other information relating to the substance, mixture or ingredient that has a commercial value that would be, or could reasonably be expected to be, destroyed or diminished if the information were disclosed; or
                     (c)  any other information that:
                              (i)  concerns the lawful commercial or financial affairs of a person, organisation or undertaking; and
                             (ii)  relates to the manufacture, distribution or supply of the substance, mixture or ingredient; and
                            (iii)  if it were disclosed, could unreasonably affect the person, organisation or undertaking in an adverse manner.
             (4)  Section 8X of the Code applies in relation to conduct engaged in, in the performance of a function or duty or the exercise of a power, under a provision mentioned in subsection (1) of that section (to the extent that the provision applies in relation to an application made under these Regulations), as if:
                     (a)  the reference in that section to confidential commercial information were a reference to information covered by paragraph (3)(a), (b) or (c) of this regulation; and
                     (b)  the reference in that section to section 162 of the Code were a reference to section 162 of the Code as it applies under subregulation (1); and
                     (c)  the reference in that section to subsection 162(1A) of the Code were a reference to that subsection as it applies under subregulation (1).
3  At the end of regulation 78C
Add:
                   ; (d)  a decision to refuse an application under subclause 10(4) of Schedule 3AA.
4  At the end of Part 10
Add:
Division 10.4—Amendments made by the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Animal Feed Reform and Other Measures) Regulation 2015
88  Inclusion of excluded stockfood non‑active constituents in first ingredient determination
             (1)  This regulation applies in relation to a constituent specified in the Veterinary Chemicals Products (Excluded Stockfood Non‑active Constituents) Order, as made on 14 March 1995.
             (2)  For subclause 5(3) of Schedule 3AA, the constituent is taken, until the ingredient determination referred to in subregulation (3) is made in relation to the constituent, to be an ingredient that is authorised by an ingredient determination to be used, for the purpose or purposes set out in the heading of a Part of the Order under which the constituent is specified, in all substances or mixtures of substances.
             (3)  The APVMA must, before 5 June 2015, make an ingredient determination that authorises the constituent to be used, for the purpose or purposes set out in the heading of a Part of the Order under which the constituent is specified, in all substances or mixtures of substances.
             (4)  Subregulation (3) applies despite subclause 9(4) of Schedule 3AA, and does not limit the APVMA’s power to vary or revoke an ingredient determination.
89  Repeal of this Division
                   This Division is repealed on 5 March 2016.
5  Clause 1 of Schedule 3AA (after the heading)
Insert:
Note:          A number of expressions used in this Schedule are defined in regulation 3, including the following:
(a)    block or lick;
(b)    premix;
(c)    stockfood;
(d)    stockfood supplement.
6  Clause 1 of Schedule 3AA (definition of direct‑fed microbial product)
Repeal the definition.
7  Clause 1 of Schedule 3AA
Insert:
excluded nutritional or digestive product has the meaning given by clause 4.
Food Standards Code means the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code as defined in section 4 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.
ingredient determination means a determination under subclause 9(1).
quality specification for an ingredient includes any requirement as to the composition, quality or purity of the ingredient.
8  Clause 1 of Schedule 3AA (definition of stockfood non‑active constituent)
Repeal the definition (including the note).
9  Clauses 2 and 3 of Schedule 3AA
Repeal the clauses.
10  Part 2 of Schedule 3AA (after the heading)
Insert:
2  Substances or mixtures declared to be veterinary chemical products
                   The following table sets out the classes of substances or mixtures of substances that are declared to be veterinary chemical products:
11  Part 2 of Schedule 3AA (at the end of the cell at table items 1 and 3, column headed “Class of substance or mixture of substances”)
Add “, except excluded nutritional or digestive products”.
12  Part 2 of Schedule 3AA (table items 4 and 5)
Repeal the items.
13  Part 3 of Schedule 3AA (after the heading)
Insert:
Division 3.1—Substances or mixtures declared not to be veterinary chemical products—general
3  Substances or mixtures declared not to be veterinary chemical products
                   The following table sets out the classes of substances or mixtures of substances that are declared not to be veterinary chemical products:
14  Part 3 of Schedule 3AA (table item 1)
Repeal the item.
15  Part 3 of Schedule 3AA (table item 3)
Repeal the item, substitute:
3
Excluded nutritional or digestive products
16  At the end of Part 3 of Schedule 3AA
Add:
Division 3.2—Excluded nutritional or digestive products
4  Excluded nutritional or digestive products
             (1)  A substance or mixture of substances is an excluded nutritional or digestive product if:
                     (a)  the substance or mixture is intended for consumption by an animal; and
                     (b)  the following requirements are met in relation to the substance or mixture:
                              (i)  the ingredient requirements under clause 5;
                             (ii)  the claims requirements under clause 6;
                            (iii)  the labelling requirements under clause 7;
                            (iv)  the manufacturing requirements under clause 8.
             (2)  Subparagraph (1)(b)(iv) does not apply if the substance or mixture is a block or lick that only contains one or more of the following:
                     (a)  vitamins;
                     (b)  minerals;
                     (c)  amino acids;
                     (d)  binders.
             (3)  Despite subclause (1), none of the following is an excluded nutritional or digestive product:
                     (a)  a substance or mixture of substances included in a class of substances or mixtures of substances set out in the table in clause 2 (substances or mixtures declared to be veterinary chemical products);
                     (b)  an intraruminal bolus;
                     (c)  a substance or mixture of substances intended for direct application by a person to an animal’s digestive tract.
5  Ingredient requirements for excluded nutritional or digestive products
             (1)  The ingredient requirements under this clause are met in relation to a substance or a mixture of substances if, at the time it is supplied:
                     (a)  each ingredient used in the substance or mixture is covered by subclause (2) or (3); and
                     (b)  each ingredient used in the substance or mixture meets the quality specification requirements under subclause (5); and
                     (c)  the substance or mixture does not contain any ingredient referred to in subclause (7).
Ingredients that may be in substance or mixture
             (2)  An ingredient is covered by this subclause if the ingredient is a substance of plant or animal origin that is edible by an animal, including:
                     (a)  an edible grain and a processing by‑product of an edible grain; and
                     (b)  whey powder and any other milk by‑product.
             (3)  An ingredient used in a substance or a mixture of substances for a particular purpose is covered by this subclause if:
                     (a)  the use of the ingredient in the substance or mixture for that purpose is (subject to subclause (4)) authorised in a particular country by, or in accordance with, a standard, rule, code, specification or method referred to in an item in the following table; and
                     (b)  if the ingredient’s use for that purpose is authorised by, or in accordance with, more than one such standard, rule, code, specification or method—the ingredient’s use for that purpose is in accordance with the most stringent standard, rule, code, specification or method that is applicable.
 
Ingredients authorised for use by certain standards, rules, codes, specifications or methods

Item
Standards, rules, codes, specifications and methods

1
Paragraph 3(a), (b) or (c) (generally permitted processing aids) of Standard 1.3.3 of the Food Standards Code, as existing at the time of the supply

2
Clause 11 (permitted flavouring substances) or Schedule 3 or 4 (colours permitted in food for human consumption) of Standard 1.3.1 of the Food Standards Code, as existing at the time of the supply

3
A determination under section 8B of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 of New Zealand (substances generally recognised as safe for use as or in an agricultural compound), as existing on 5 March 2015

4
Annex I (list of additives) of the European Union Register of Feed Additives established in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition, as existing at the time of the supply

5
Parts 573, 582 and 584 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America, as existing at the time of the supply

6
Chapter 6 (Feed Terms and Ingredient Definitions) of the Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials, as existing at the time of the supply

7
Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as existing at the time of the supply

8
An ingredient determination (see Division 3.3), as existing at the time of the supply

 
             (4)  For paragraph (3)(a):
                     (a)  the use of an ingredient is only authorised by, or in accordance with, the Annex referred to in item 4 of the table if:
                              (i)  the ingredient is not referred to as a category 5 substance in the Annex; and
                             (ii)  the Annex specifies an expiry date for authorisations for the ingredient; and
                     (b)  the use of an ingredient is only authorised by, or in accordance with, the Chapter referred to in item 6 of the table if the ingredient is not specified as a tentative listing in that Chapter; and
                     (c)  the use of an ingredient is only authorised by, or in accordance with, the Handbook referred to in item 7 of the table if the substance or mixture in which the ingredient is used is for canine or equine consumption.
Quality specification requirements
             (5)  An ingredient used in a substance or a mixture of substances for a particular purpose meets the quality specification requirements under this subclause if the use of the ingredient for that purpose is, at the time it is supplied, in accordance with any quality specification under:
                     (a)  a standard (however described) about animal feed, as existing at that time, provided for by or under a law of the Commonwealth; or
                     (b)  if no such standard exists at that time—a law of this jurisdiction; or
                     (c)  if neither paragraph (a) nor (b) applies—a standard about animal feed published by Standards Australia, as existing at that time.
             (6)  If there is no quality specification of a kind mentioned in subclause (5) that applies in relation to the use of an ingredient for a particular purpose in a substance or a mixture of substances at the time it is supplied, then the ingredient is taken to meet the quality specification requirements under that subclause in relation to its use for that purpose.
Ingredients that cannot be in substance or mixture
             (7)  For paragraph (1)(c), the substance or mixture must not contain any of the following:
                     (a)  a hormone;
                     (b)  if the substance or mixture is intended for consumption by ruminants—any of the following:
                              (i)  any part of a vertebrate animal;
                             (ii)  material produced from a vertebrate animal;
                            (iii)  matter the production of which involves the use of a vertebrate animal;
                            other than tallow, gelatine, an oil, whey power or any other milk by‑product;
                     (c)  an antibiotic substance listed in Schedule 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 or 9 of the current Poisons Standard;
                     (d)  an antibiotic substance listed in Schedule 6 of the current Poisons Standard, unless the antibiotic substance is used in the substance or mixture as a preservative;
                     (e)  an ingredient determined by the APVMA, by legislative instrument, for the purposes of this paragraph.
6  Claims requirements for excluded nutritional or digestive products
                   The claims requirements under this clause are met in relation to a substance or a mixture of substances if:
                     (a)  a label for a container of the substance or mixture, and any accompanying information, does not, at the time the substance or mixture is supplied, expressly or impliedly claim or represent that it:
                              (i)  alleviates or prevents a disease or condition in an animal; or
                             (ii)  modifies the physiology of an animal; or
                            (iii)  cures a disease or condition in an animal; or
                     (b)  if such a claim or representation is made—the substance or mixture is supplied by, or in accordance with the instructions of, a veterinary surgeon, being a supply that would be permitted under a law of this jurisdiction if the substance or mixture were a chemical product; or
                     (c)  if a claim or representation covered by subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii) is made—the claim or representation is substantiated, having regard to either or both of the following:
                              (i)  scientific studies that are published in a reputable, refereed scientific journal, or that are of a standard publishable in such a journal;
                             (ii)  information showing that the claim or representation would, if EU Commission Directive 2008/38/EC (as in force at the time of the supply) applied in relation to the substance or mixture, be established under that Directive.
7  Labelling requirements for excluded nutritional or digestive products
             (1)  The labelling requirements under this clause are met in relation to a substance or a mixture of substances if the following information is included on a label for a container of the substance or mixture, or accompanies the substance or mixture, at the time it is supplied:
                     (a)  the name of the substance or mixture;
                     (b)  instructions for use of the substance or mixture for each species for which it is intended to be used, including:
                              (i)  application or dosage rates for each species; and
                             (ii)  the length of the period during which it may be used for each species;
                     (c)  instructions for the safe handling of the product;
                     (d)  a crude or a key nutrient analysis relating to the claims made about the product;
                     (e)  a list of the ingredients in the substance or mixture, ordered by decreasing mass of:
                              (i)  the ingredients; or
                             (ii)  if the ingredients are grouped as mentioned in subclause (3)—the grouped ingredients;
                      (f)  the name of, and an address and telephone number for, the party primarily responsible for marketing the product;
                     (g)  a batch number;
                     (h)  an expiry date (or equivalent);
                      (i)  if the claims requirements under clause 6 are met in relation to the substance or mixture only because of paragraph 6(b)—a statement that the substance or mixture is for veterinary supply only;
                      (j)  if the claims requirements under clause 6 are met in relation to the substance or mixture only because of subparagraph 6(c)(ii)—any information required to be included on a label by a standard, rule, code, specification or method set out in EU Commission Directive 2008/38/EC (as in force at the time of the supply) in relation to a claim established under that Directive;
                     (k)  if the current Poisons Standard requires signal words in relation to the supply of the substance or mixture:
                              (i)  the appropriate signal words; and
                             (ii)  first aid instructions for the substance or mixture; and
                            (iii)  poisons information centre contact details.
             (2)  Paragraph (1)(b), (c), (d), (e) or (h) is taken to be satisfied in relation to a substance or a mixture of substances if:
                     (a)  the information mentioned in that paragraph is made available for downloading from a website; and
                     (b)  the label or information that accompanies the substance or mixture includes, at the time the substance or mixture is supplied:
                              (i)  the URL of the website; or
                             (ii)  another method by which a person may download that information from the website.
             (3)  For paragraph (1)(e), the ingredients may be grouped in accordance with any of the following standards, rules, codes, specifications or methods as existing at the time of the supply:
                     (a)  the Collective Terms outlined in Chapter 6 (Feed Terms and Ingredient Definitions) of the Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials;
                     (b)  the Group names outlined in Types 7, 8 and 11 of Section 2 “CODEX Classification of Foods and Animal Feeds” in CODEX Alimentarius Commission, CODEX Alimentarius, Volume 2, Pesticides Residues in Food;
                     (c)  clauses 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Standard 1.2.4 of the Food Standards Code;
                     (d)  any applicable Australian industry code of practice.
8  Manufacturing requirements for excluded nutritional or digestive products
                   The manufacturing requirements under this clause are met in relation to a substance or a mixture of substances if the substance or mixture is manufactured in accordance with any of the following standards, rules, codes, specifications or methods as existing at the time of manufacture:
                     (a)  both the manufacturing principles and the Australian GMP Code;
                     (b)  any applicable Australian industry code of practice;
                     (c)  the quality assurance requirements for animal feed products applicable to substances or mixtures of that kind in:
                              (i)  a member state of the European Union; or
                             (ii)  the United States of America.
Division 3.3—Ingredient determinations
9  Ingredient determinations
             (1)  The APVMA may, by legislative instrument, determine that one or more ingredients, or classes of ingredients, are authorised to be used in one or more classes of substances or mixtures of substances.
Note 1:       An ingredient may be used in a substance or a mixture of substances if the use of the ingredient in the substance or mixture is authorised by the ingredient determination (see item 8 of the table in subclause 5(3)).
Note 2:       A determination under this subclause is referred to in this Schedule as an ingredient determination (see clause 1).
Note 3:       For variation and revocation, see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
             (2)  Without limiting subclause (1), an ingredient determination may do either or both of the following:
                     (a)  authorise an ingredient’s use only for one or more specified purposes in a class of substances or mixtures of substances;
                     (b)  authorise an ingredient’s use in a class of substances or mixtures of substances for a particular purpose only if one or more requirements specified in the ingredient determination are met.
             (3)  The power under subclause (1) may be exercised on the APVMA’s own initiative or on application under clause 10.
APVMA to be satisfied of certain matters
             (4)  Before making or varying an ingredient determination, the APVMA must be satisfied that the use of a substance or a mixture of substances in a class covered by the ingredient determination as made or varied:
                     (a)  would not be an undue hazard to the safety of people exposed to it during its handling or people using anything containing its residues; and
                     (b)  would not be likely to have an effect that is harmful to human beings; and
                     (c)  would not be likely to have an unintended effect that is harmful to animals, plants or things or to the environment; and
                     (d)  would not unduly prejudice trade or commerce between Australia and places outside Australia.
             (5)  The APVMA must revoke or vary an ingredient determination if the APVMA is no longer satisfied as to any of the matters mentioned in subclause (4) in relation to the ingredient determination.
             (6)  For the purposes of being satisfied as to the matters mentioned in paragraphs (4)(a), (b) and (c), the APVMA:
                     (a)  must have regard to the following:
                              (i)  the toxicity of substances or mixtures in the class and their residues, including metabolites and degradation products, in relation to relevant organisms and ecosystems, including human beings;
                             (ii)  the relevant poison classification of substances or mixtures in the class under the law in force in this jurisdiction;
                            (iii)  how substances or mixtures in the class are formulated;
                            (iv)  the composition and form of the ingredients of substances or mixtures in the class; and
                     (b)  may have regard to such other matters as it thinks relevant.
             (7)  For the purposes of being satisfied as to the matter mentioned in paragraph (4)(d):
                     (a)  if it can reasonably be expected that a substance or mixture in a class covered by an ingredient determination will be used in relation to an animal, a product of which might be provided to a place outside Australia—the APVMA must have full regard to the matter mentioned in that paragraph; and
                     (b)  otherwise—the APVMA is to have regard to the matter mentioned in that paragraph to the extent that the APVMA thinks is relevant.
Publishing ingredient determinations
             (8)  The APVMA must publish an ingredient determination, as existing from time to time, on its website.
10  Applying for ingredient determinations
             (1)  A person may apply to the APVMA to make or vary an ingredient determination to authorise the use of one or more ingredients in one or more classes of substances or mixtures of substances specified in the application.
             (2)  The application must specify the following for each ingredient covered by the application:
                     (a)  one or more purposes for which the ingredient determination would authorise the use of the ingredient in the classes of substances or mixtures of substances specified in the application;
                     (b)  any requirements (including quality specifications) that would need to be met for the use of the ingredient for those purposes in the classes of substances or mixtures of substances specified in the application to be authorised by the ingredient determination.
             (3)  The APVMA must make or vary an ingredient determination in accordance with the application if the APVMA is satisfied:
                     (a)  that the application meets the application requirements (other than the requirement set out in paragraph 8A(b) of the Code); and
                     (b)  of the matters mentioned in subclause 9(4), in accordance with subclauses 9(6) and (7).
             (4)  If the APVMA is not satisfied as mentioned in subclause (3), the APVMA must refuse the application.
             (5)  The APVMA must give written notice to the applicant, within 14 days of making or varying the ingredient determination, stating that it has been made or varied in accordance with the application.
             (6)  The following provisions of the Code apply in relation to an application under subclause (1) in relation to an ingredient as if the application were an application made under the Code in relation to an active constituent for a proposed or existing chemical product:
                     (a)  section 157 (samples to be given for analysis);
                     (b)  section 159 (requiring information to determine application).
Note 1:       A number of provisions in the Code apply automatically in relation to applications made under it (including applications made under these Regulations). See, for example, sections 8B to 8D, and sections 8G, 8S, 156A, 164 and 165, of the Code.
Note 2:       Clause 11 applies certain other provisions in relation to applications made under this clause.
11  Information that may be used for ingredient determinations
Overseas trials and experiments, and consultation
             (1)  The following provisions apply in relation to the making, variation or revocation of an ingredient determination in relation to an ingredient as if the ingredient were an active constituent for a proposed or existing chemical product:
                     (a)  subsections 160(2) and (3) of the Code (overseas trials and experiments);
                     (b)  section 8 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (consultation).
Limits on use of information
             (2)  The APVMA must not use information given to it in connection with an application under the Code:
                     (a)  to assess an application made under clause 10 in relation to an ingredient; or
                     (b)  to make any other decision in relation to the making, variation or revocation of an ingredient determination in relation to an ingredient;
unless the information was given to it in connection with the application mentioned in paragraph (a) or the decision mentioned in paragraph (b).
             (3)  A person or body consulted under section 8 of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992, as that section applies under subclause (1), must not, for the purposes of providing information or advice in relation to the making, variation or revocation of an ingredient determination, use information that the APVMA must not, under subclause (2), use in relation to the ingredient determination.
             (4)  The following provisions of the Code apply in relation to subclauses (2) and (3) in the same way as they apply in relation to subsections 34G(1) and (3) of the Code:
                     (a)  subsections 34G(1B) and (2);
                     (b)  sections 34H to 34M.
             (5)  For subclause (4), the condition in subsection 34J(4) of the Code is taken to be replaced by the condition that:
                     (a)  the information relates to the making, variation or revocation of an ingredient determination in relation to an ingredient; and
                     (b)  the information shows that a matter mentioned in subclause 9(4) of this Schedule may not be satisfied in relation to the ingredient.
             (6)  For subclause (4), if the APVMA relies on information given in connection with an application under clause 10 to make or vary an ingredient determination in accordance with the application, a limitation period is taken to apply to the information under section 34M of the Code that ends 3 years after the information is given.
             (7)  To avoid doubt, this clause applies in relation to the making, variation or revocation of an ingredient determination whether on the APVMA’s own initiative or on application under clause 10.
17  Part 2 of Schedule 6 (at the end of the table)
Add:
28
Application made under subclause 10(1) of Schedule 3AA to make or vary an ingredient determination
The modular assessment period
One and one third of the modular assessment period, rounded up to the nearest whole month, plus 1 month
Nil
The modular assessment fee
The modular assessment fee
Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the Rotterdam Convention
  
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Regulations 1995
1  After item 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1
Insert:
3AA     Azinphos‑methyl
 
IUPAC name
S‑(3,4‑dihydro‑4‑oxobenzo[d]‑[1,2,3]‑triazin‑3‑ylmethyl)‑O,O‑dimethyl phosphorodithioate

CAS number
86‑50‑0

Prescribed active constituent/chemical product
No

Relevant international agreement or arrangement
Rotterdam Convention

Conditions or restrictions
Export prohibited except with written permission

 
Schedule 3—Technical amendments
  
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Regulations 1995
1  Subregulation 8B(2)
Omit “subsection 11B(2)”, substitute “paragraph 11(2)(b)”.
2  Subregulation 15(1)
Omit “19(1)(c)”, substitute “19(c)”.
3  Subregulation 41(2)
Omit “and (ba)”.
4  Subregulation 41(3)
Omit “and (ca)”.
5  Regulation 47AB
Omit “paragraph 47A(b)”, substitute “subregulation 47A(2)”.
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